Todd G. Vare is a partner resident in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Mr. Vare represents clients in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in trial and appellate courts around the country, and was listed in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Vare has litigated patent disputes covering a wide variety of technologies, including herbicides/pesticides, dielectric fluids, genetics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, microprocessor and integrated circuit designs, software programs and processes, cellular antenna systems, and mechanical devices. Mr. Vare also represents clients in disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software performance, software licenses, employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and rights of publicity.
In addition to trial work, Mr. Vare argued before the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Santos, (opinion issued June 2, 2008) which resulted in a victory for his client involving the scope of the federal money laundering statute. Mr. Vare also has represented clients in appeals in the 7th Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the 11th Circuit, and the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Mr. Vare serves as co-chair of the Nanotechnology Group and Business and Technology Group of Barnes & Thornburg, and additionally is active in the firm’s Life Sciences Group. In these roles, Mr. Vare counsels clients on a variety of matters along the pathway of "concept to commercialization" in the life sciences and technology industries, including IP protection, computer and software protection, e-commerce processes, electronic signatures, Internet security, and other business technology matters.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Todd G. Vare